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Re: I get the alert "no printer cartridge" when there is...
Open the printer top access door. The printer carriage will move to the center.
Remove the USB cable from the back of the printer.
Remove the print cartridges from the printer.
Unplug the power cord. (Do not press the Power button to turn off the printer.)
Verify that the correct cartridge is being used for the printer. Cartridge reference can be found in the User Guide.
Verify that the protective plastic tape has been removed from the print cartridge
Locate the copper circuit strip on the back of the cartridge.
Clean the copper circuit strip with a dry foam-rubber swab or a lint-free cloth.
Reconnect the power cord to the printer.
Turn on the printer if it does not turn on automatically.
Insert the print cartridge into the cradle at a slight upward angle until a resistance is fallen.
Firmly push the print cartridge into the cradle. A snapping sound will be heard when the print cartridge is correctly positioned. The print cartridge fits securely in its cradle.
Close the top access door. The printer carriage should move to the left.
If the printer light is on steady, perform a self test report as follows:
Press and hold the Power button, and then open and close the top cover four times.
Release the Power button.
If the printer light continues to blink, replace the print cartridge or cartridges one at a time
Print cartridge recognition error messages are displayed if the printer is unable to communicate with the cartridge(s). A faulty cartridge or dirty contacts on the cartridge may cause this.
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Regarding your recent inquiry about the Epson T071 ink cartridge error message ("Ink Light is red", "Cartridge Not Recognized", "Replace Cartridge", "Installed ink cartridge is expended." or similar cartridge/printer alert message) associated with your Epson SX200 printer, the cartridge probably has a mis-programmed smart chip...
NOTE: If you had the cartridge refilled, the cartridge chip must be reset. Re-programming, which typically yields a green light to show success, it does not always result in correct smart chip reprogramming. It is also possible they may have forgotten to re-program the ink cartridge. If a compatible/clone cartridge, it could be a reprogramming issue or defective chip (which is common). Or, such a failure could be an electrical failure of the ink cartridge itself*. Unfortunately there is nothing you can do from home....the chip(s) need to be re-programmed (at refiller) or replaced with a new cartridge from vendor.
*OTHER POSSIBLE CAUSES OF FAILURE:
Either the external chip or internal ink sensor is electrically bad (the internal ink sensor detects if cartridge is really out of ink). If you return the cartridge to your retail refiller and they re-program the cartridge(s) a 2nd time but the "replace cartridge" message, or similar blocking message persists, then this is the likely cause and the cartridge will need to be replaced with a new one.
1) Confirm if this is just a nuisance/annoyance alert (i.e. "non-genuine" cartridge ) vs. an actual 'unrecognized cartridge' alert (i.e. Red X's on printer display / Windows pop-up message). Please visit the following Inkjet411 support page which will help you delineate the difference: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=73
2) On some Epson printer models you may need to scroll thru the menu options AT THE PRINTER'S CONTROL MENU (i.e. right arrow key) to help determine which specific ink cartridge is actually causing the 'Unrecognized Cartridge' error condition. On the other hand, for general 'non-genuine' cartridge alerts, typically you can bypass these errors by clicking thru the acknowledgement prompts or via the arrow keys: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1939
3) We suggest you remove all the ink cartridges, inspect the smart-chips condition (on rear side) and ensure there are no cuts/gashes or ink residue present on the micro-chip surfaces. To be sure we suggest you clean the micro-chip surfaces; click here to see 2 different pictures of this along with cleaning instructions: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1939
4) If the error continues (following ink tank re-programming a 2nd time), then we suggest you install a new genuine Epson ink cartridge into the printer to verify the permanent PRINTHEAD is functioning ok. Here is how the PRINTHEAD works: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2054
NOTE 2: Following refilled cartridge installation, your printer/computer may display an ink alert message such as "non-genuine cartridge" or "you have not installed genuine Epson ink cartridges" - these are COMPLETELY NORMAL alerts when using refilled ink cartridges. Press proceed/continue/accept/yes/OK to dismiss the prompt. In some cases you may have to scroll over using the arrow keys to dismiss the alerts. Additional alerts may be displayed the first time you go to print or copy - dismiss the alerts accordingly to resume normal print operations. For more information on Epson ink cartridge alert messages please visit: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1939
CAUTION: Be advised, the use of compatible/clone cartridges (i.e. sold thru the internet from overseas) are known to be problematic and may cause printer errors or permanent PRINTHEAD damage (especially for 3rd party inks which contain volatile organic compounds or VOCs). We do NOT suggest refilling these types of ink cartridges.....refilling of Epson original/genuine ink cartridges is only suggested!
NOTE 3: If, after replacing the cartridge(s), with brand new Epson Original ink cartridge(s), is the only solution which corrects the problem, then you likely have a defective cartridge (internal ink level monitoring circuit), unrelated to the refilled cartridges. If, after replacing the cartridge, or cartridges, with brand new Epson Original ink cartridges, does NOT correct the problem, then you may have a defective PRINTHEAD (i.e. permanent electrical sub-assembly which the cartridges plug into). For more information please visit our support page which explains the natural degradation of PRINTHEADs over time: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2934
For any additional questions please contact us directly: Inkjet411help@gmail.com
---- If you observe an "Expired xxxx
ink cartridge" alert or message, this error may be bypassed by performing the
and HOLD the Power button.
Resume button 3 times.
the Power button
If the cartridge was refilled (i.e. at Costco or Fry's Electronics), following HP 88 cartridge
chip replacement and complete cartridge/printhead/printer manual electrical
contact cleaning, the cartridge alert message(s) continue, then you may have a
damaged PRINTHEAD* (there are two printheads inside the printer) which may
require re-priming or replacement depending on problem symptoms.
* The HP 88
ink-series printer models have two electronic PRINTHEADS (each of these
electronic devices are responsible for pulling ink from the ink cartridges and
then firing the ink droplets onto the paper) - both PRINTHEADS will eventually
fail depending on printed content, printer duty cycle (i.e. typically rated for
~41, 500 printed pages depending on image content & frequency of printing).
The average inkjet printer can typically be refilled with ~15 to 20 complete sets of
ink cartridges over the life of the printhead, after which, either the
Yellow/Black and/or Cyan/Magenta printhead will need to be replaced due to internal electrical failure (available
Refer to video on how the HP PRINTHEAD functions: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2054
PRINTHEAD electronically fails typically the printer will provide an alert
message when this happens, but if a printhead has suffered a deprime (i.e. loss
of ink/pressure which results in no printing of color), it is possible to
recover the system using a 3rd party PRINTHEAD priming tool, such as
this one: http://www.inkowl.com/?p=product&product=5035
For advanced HP printer diagnostics or information on ink refilling services, please visit Inkjet411: http://www.inkjet411.com
Hello John! Welcome to FixYa! Actually you need to replace the Ink Cartridge of your printer. When the Cyan in Cartridge indicate you to "Set the Ink Cartridge" then it means the cartridge is not supporting to your printer. Usually this problem can be solved by Resetting but as you told that you have tried this before and problem is still there so now you need to replace it as a whole. If your printer is still in warranty then you can go for warranty claim but if it is now out of warranty then contact EPSON authorized service center and make sure to have duplicate original Ink Cartridge.
The 'Ink Alert'
or 'Low on Ink'
message displays on the computer or on the product control panel.If the cartridge has been refilled or re manufactured, 'Low on Ink'
or 'Ink Alert' or error messages appears on display panel.Replace with the new genuine cartridge which is showing error on display..
Page yields are estimates and how many pages (or photos) you get out of a cartridge depends on the percent coverage for each color. In general page yields are based on 5% coverage, which translates to double spaced text. Printing photos uses a LOT of ink and it seems like there isn't much ink in these cartridges to start with. I would not expect that the ink alert is malfunctioning. I own a Cartridge World ink refilling store and I would be happy to give you a recommendation on a printer that would better suit your needs.
I had the same problem. I removed the cartridges and then the printerhead. I cleaned the printerhead with a piece of cloth and then replaced it and then the cartridges. This seems to have fixed the "wrong cartridge" problem for now. I was told by a friend that if the problem persits, replacing the printerhead may be a more permanent solution, but no guarantee.
If you are absolutely sure that cartridge is installed correctly, the contacts where cartridge may be dirty. Clean gently with soft lint free cloth with small amount of rubbing alcohol and retry. If problem persists the contacts may have been damaged.
a) Verify the right color cartridge is in the right slot.
b) Verify that the cartridge is fully inserted (Press on front of cartridge) top gently to ensure the "Electrical" contacts make good contact.
c) Turn printer off/on